The Presidency: Lyndon's Other Bible

Ike devoured westerns. J.F.K. was a Bond addict. What does Lyndon read? When repeatedly pressed by a newsman during the 1964 campaign, the President unenthusiastically produced a much unthumbed copy of the speeches of William Jennings Bryan. Recently, however, with no prompting at all, Johnson has been touting the L.B.J. Selection-of-the-Century: The Rich Nations and the Poor Nations by Britain's Barbara Ward. It sells for a dollar in paperback, its 159 pages largely devoted to the problems of Kikuyus and Kazakhs. Yet, avows the President, "I read it like I do the...

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